Michael Wiedmaier

How to design safe lithium-ion battery packaging with a fire load test

Published on Aug 25, 2017 10:36:24 AM Michael Wiedmaier   Topics: dangerous goods packaging, lithium-ion battery

In a previous blog, we described how you can combine packaging material to prevent short circuits in lithium-ion batteries and therefore comply with UN packaging requirements. But even though you have to prevent short circuit in LiBs at all times, it could still occur. Proper inner packaging is crucial to combat fires coming from short circuits. But to develop the right inner packaging, it’s essential to understand what happens to a battery if short circuit occurs. You’ll have to have an idea of the size of the fire and how (quickly) it develops. To get that understanding, a fire load test is key. Read on to learn more!

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